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C1890 15 Karat Gold Fancy Box Link Victorian Long Guard Chain

C1890 15 Karat Gold Fancy Box Link Victorian Long Guard Chain


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 1447877
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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 $5,600.00 
Known as a box link or Venetian chain, this 60 inch Victorian long guard watch chain is hand forged and was made by welding together hollow section rings. Such chains were called " long guards". Often shortened to "guard chains" , these chains were ultra-lightweight and long, anywhere and over 50 inches long. They were designed to hold watches with a dog clips and were originally worn with the chain tucked into a woman's belt, and the watch dangled from the chain. Today, one could attach their favorite pendant to the dog clip, as an alternative to a watch. The chain is 35 grams in weight.
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